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    When I was taking the forks apart, I discovered...

    When I was taking the forks apart, I discovered that someone previously had left out the small aluminum cone on the end of
    the damping rod. Luckily I had the set left over from the red bike so I...
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    Fork off. The bottom bolt was seized so I had to...

    Fork off. The bottom bolt was seized so I had to drill it out. Thankfully no problem there. Waiting for new bolts from Partially.

    Mad

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Kids can't make it...

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Kids can't make it as they're busy with school. My ex brother in law is joining us though.
    I'm thankful for my family and all the good friends I've made, some new ones...
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    Oil filter cover back on. Oil in. Exhaust on....

    Oil filter cover back on. Oil in. Exhaust on. Next up...forks

    Mad

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    Ah. That makes sense. Thanks everyone for the...

    Ah. That makes sense. Thanks everyone for the help.

    Mad
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    Actually I have made several updates on my...

    Actually I have made several updates on my project bike "Hi Ho Silver". I guess its just me that doesn't see them in
    "New Posts".

    Mad
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    My posts don't show up in "New"

    Hi,
    I'm just curious why my posts don't show up under the new category when I post updates or if somebody
    responds ? I'm thinking maybe I'm the only one who can't see them since they have Views. I...
  8. Thread: Helmet PSA

    by Maddevill
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    Excellent cinematography too Mad

    Excellent cinematography too

    Mad
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    63574. Decided to paint the stator cover with hi...

    63574. Decided to paint the stator cover with hi temp paint

    Mad
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    Got things painted 63573

    Got things painted

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    Got the exhaust painted and changed the oil. In...

    Got the exhaust painted and changed the oil. In the process I pinched the O ring on the filter cover. Oofah...
    So waiting on parts again.

    Mad
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    Ready for paint. If it gets warmer.

    Ready for paint. If it gets warmer.
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    Another Update Proper gasket finally arrive so I...

    Another Update
    Proper gasket finally arrive so I re installed the tensioner with them. New spark plug cap and new plugs. Coils back in and.....
    I HAVE spark ! WOOT!!!
    Next up, painting the exhaust...
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    UPDATE I got tired of waiting for gaskets so I...

    UPDATE
    I got tired of waiting for gaskets so I made my own. Installed tensioner and checked cam timing. Spot on.
    Next I adjusted all the valves. All the intakes were just a tiny bit tight. Fixed...
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    You didn't mention you rebuilt the rear master....

    You didn't mention you rebuilt the rear master. I'd look for gunk in there blocking a passage. Also, did you REMOVE the bleed
    nipple on the caliper and verify that it was clear along with the...
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    Trust me on this. Once you try a heated vest and...

    Trust me on this. Once you try a heated vest and possibly gloves, you'll wonder how you ever rode without them. On warmer days
    I'd still wear the vest and just not plug it in. The vest keeps your...
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    Actually I did. But didn't buy it. He actually...

    Actually I did. But didn't buy it. He actually gave it to me. Nice guy. I hope he doesn't know something terrible about this bike
    and forgot to mention it. Lol

    Mad
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    So, previous owner had removed the cam chain...

    So, previous owner had removed the cam chain tensioner, then forgot and rotated the engine with a wrench. Intake cam promptly
    jumped about 7 teeth. No other issues. I reset the cam and got ready to...
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    I'd just use the minivan. Our furnace guy parks...

    I'd just use the minivan. Our furnace guy parks his work truck in the winter and uses a Dodge Caravan to make service calls.
    He said because the weight of the engine is right over the drive wheels,...
  20. Thread: Air Forks

    by Maddevill
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    The 83-85 GS750/700 has air forks tied together...

    The 83-85 GS750/700 has air forks tied together with one valve. I plugged the holes in mine and put Sonic springs in.
    Like previously said, air forks and brake activated anti-dive sound good but...
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    Here we go again

    Hello all,
    Well, since I got my red 83GS750E running I guess it's time to start working on the Hi Ho Silver. Same make and model.
    Its in similar condition so I'm not expecting too many surprises....
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    Probably just hearing a little valve tapping....

    Probably just hearing a little valve tapping. Have valve clearances been checked ?

    Mad
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    There are several very good carburetor overhaul...

    There are several very good carburetor overhaul guys on the forum. Steve did mine. Outstanding job.

    Mad
  24. I bought a used Polaris rectifier off eBay for...

    I bought a used Polaris rectifier off eBay for $30. Works great.

    Mad
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    Wes was a great racer and a great human being. He...

    Wes was a great racer and a great human being. He will be missed.

    Mad
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